Island Hotel, Netanya 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Business tourism isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about
the Netanya shore; yet the owners of the Island Hotel were aiming for just that
when they opened their new luxury suites hotel.
“The business here [in
Netanya] is starting to wake up, and we see it is possible to put Netanya on the
map of tourism,” says Island Hotel CEO Dan Lazar. “We are going for the business
market and hi-tech groups,” he says, “but families and other types of tourists
are also welcome.”
Opened in January, the Island Hotel brings
extravagance and affordability to those visiting Israel for business
A one-bedroom suite costs only NIS 350 around this time of
The hotel is a step away from the beautiful beachfront.
suites, whether one or two bedrooms, have a living room and kitchen. But what we
loved most was the huge balcony where one can relax, capturing the breathtaking
view of the Mediterranean.
Services at the hotel include a kosher
breakfast, gym, pool, restaurants, spa and a dining hall for special
Internet wi-fi, though, is extra.
include a sophisticated business lounge, where you might arrange your business
meetings over a glass of wine and a laptop. Other facilities include an on-site
synagogue, a large outdoor pool and children’s pool overlooking the beach. The
hotel also offers bicycles free of charge so you can enjoy a ride on the
promenade after a relaxing day.
The breakfast, as in many Israeli hotels,
is geared to satisfy even the pickiest of palates. Guests are welcomed to
mountains of salmon, cheeses, rolls, fresh fruit juices and ready-to-order
coffee and cappuccino.
For those looking for some extra pampering, the
spa is a necessity. Guests are free to enjoy the saunas at no additional charge.
Those wanting a massage can close their eyes, snuggle in a cozy robe and
slippers, and listen to the rainforest while sipping hot tea.
also do your shopping for you. Choose from an extensive shopping-list and
return to a fully stocked fridge.The writer was a guest of the Island Hotel.